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Address: 4214 56th St, Holland, MI 49423-9318
Phone Number: 16163939453
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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The Outdoor Discovery Center Macatawa Greenway (ODCMG) is a 501 (c)(3)...

The Outdoor Discovery Center Macatawa Greenway (ODCMG) is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit education and conservation organization that was founded in the year 2000. Our purpose is to connect people with nature through outdoor education for the benefit of wildlife and the conservation of the natural world. More than 75,000 people annually visit ODCMG sites to walk the trails and view the wildlife. The ODC Nature Preserve is free and open to the public and offers many diverse programs that help foster the concepts of wildlife management, conservation, outdoor education and preservation. The 150 acre nature preserve has 4 miles of trails and several distinct habitats. The 2015 addition of a visitor center makes the facility ideal for visiting during any season. The building boasts a diverse taxidermy collection of North American wildlife with other wildlife exhibits. It also has a collection of wildlife and nature-themed canvas prints by local photographers.

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River encounter

Our guide was amazing. Could answer any question. Had amazingly keen ear and eye to spot and identify wildlife. A great Saturday morning outing.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 20, 2016
Kwiersma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016 via mobile

Our guide was amazing. Could answer any question. Had amazingly keen ear and eye to spot and identify wildlife. A great Saturday morning outing.

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Thank Kwiersma
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Thank you for your review! We love hearing that you had a wonderful River Encounter and were able to see new wildlife and even learn bit on a gorgeous Michigan Saturday morning. We hope to see you again soon! More 

Allegan, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

I participated in the Yoga class. The instructor was very knowledgeable and friendly. I am new to yoga and this was a perfect class. It was outside so the instructor had bug spray for us. I would recommend using it. What a beautiful setting to connect with your body, mind and soul!

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Thank 2sjk
David N, Manager at Outdoor Discovery Center Macatawa Greenway, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are so glad you enjoyed Yoga and visiting our site. Hope you will attend more of our classes or have the chance to stop by again soon! More 

Holland, Michigan
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016

My family loved this place and easily spent an entire afternoon here, though one can go for a shorter visit. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The welcome center has a lot of hands-on activities. You can touch antlers, pelts, snake skins, etc, and you can look at some live animals and taxidermy animals. Outside, there are many small... More 

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Just_visiting49424, Manager at Outdoor Discovery Center Macatawa Greenway, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting! We hope you will come back again and often. We appreciate the additional input for TripAdvisor users to see that you experienced. More 

Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016

Great variety of trails, the ones we did were great for small kids, and there is a great play area for the kiddos when you're done exploring.

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Just_visiting49424, Manager at Outdoor Discovery Center Macatawa Greenway, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting the ODC Nature Preserve. We hope you come back to visit again soon! More 

Holland, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I stumbled upon this wonderful nature center after living in Holland for almost one year. The man who greeted us said many people in Holland don't know about it. It has a lot to offer and we would highly recommend visiting. There's lots to see and do for young and old from hiking, observing animals, and fishing!

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Thank cstader
David N, Manager at Outdoor Discovery Center Macatawa Greenway, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to the ODC. Glad you found us and hope you will visit us again soon! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016 via mobile

Lived here my whole life and never been here! Love it didnt finish the trails but will do this morning !

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Just_visiting49424, Manager at Outdoor Discovery Center Macatawa Greenway, responded to this review

Thanks Jacqueline. We look forward to seeing you back again soon! More 

Grand Rapids, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016

What a wonderful area for kids, and adults of all ages. Trails are open sunrise to sunset, the visitor center is open Monday- Friday 9-5, Saturday 10-4, Sunday 12-4. Inside the center very knowledgable naturalist are eager to tell you about the preserve and all it has to offer. We found the " Birds of Prey" exhibit fascinating, owls, Hawks,... More 

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Thank Sue D
David N, Development Director at Outdoor Discovery Center Macatawa Greenway, responded to this review

We are so glad you enjoyed your experience! Thank you for sharing about our trails and visitor center with other folks on TripAdvisor. We are very proud to be able to offer free admission and flexible hours to make it easy for anyone to connect with nature. Come visit us again soon! More 

Holland, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2016

One of our family favorites, regardless of the season. From short hikes to the "giant" sandbox to bird spotting, our kids love this place.

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David N, Development Director at Outdoor Discovery Center Macatawa Greenway, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review of our center. If you haven't been by recently, we just completed a prescribed burn on property to improve habitat. Soon you will seen green shoots coming up all over our meadow. We hope you get the chance to visit us again soon! More 

Grand Haven, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

We love taking our children here! There is something for all ages. The Birds of Prey exhibit it out favorite!

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Just_visiting49424, Manager at Outdoor Discovery Center Macatawa Greenway, responded to this review

Thanks for the review! We love hearing about how we are doing. Feedback is always welcome. Looking forward to seeing you next time! More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015 via mobile

Caribou, eagles, owls and more. Great long trails for a beautiful day. Facilities are being upgraded and will be even nicer soon. Very cool outdoor experience for little ones.

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Just_visiting49424, Manager at Outdoor Discovery Center Macatawa Greenway, responded to this review

Thanks! We hope you visit again soon. More 

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